Brianna
 member, 2145 posts
Sun 11 Feb 2018
at 09:08
speaking programs for people who are blind or effectively so
I know there used to be a blind user here, maybe I'll remember her username overnight, who had such a program.  If you're out there, could you tell me what the program is/where to get it?  Or anyone, anything similar?  I have a Facebook friend who is rapidly losing her vision.
nauthiz
 member, 555 posts
Sun 11 Feb 2018
at 09:49
speaking programs for people who are blind or effectively so
What you're looking for is a screen reader program.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_reader

I had a classmate back in uni who used JAWS.

Sorry I can't offer any more information, but I figure that should be enough to start googling some info and maybe pull up some first hand reviews by people who have to use such programs day to day.
horus
 member, 382 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Sun 11 Feb 2018
at 11:46
speaking programs for people who are blind or effectively so
I'm not up to date on these technologies, but I believe either Festival (an open source product) or Dragon Naturally Speaking (a commercial product) can do speech to text and text to speech as well.
LonePaladin
 member, 697 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Sun 11 Feb 2018
at 14:17
speaking programs for people who are blind or effectively so
Windows has text-to-speech capability built in.